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Thursday, 5 December 1974
Page: 4677

We are granting land rights to Aboriginals. The Government has regarded action on Aboriginal land rights as central to its program. In May, Mr Justice Woodward submitted the Second and final Report of his Aboriginal Land Rights Commission, recommending ways of granting land rights in the Northern Territory. The Government accepted in principle the recommendations of this epoch-making document and the views of Aboriginals are being consulted as a basis for legislation to give effect to them.

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